NOTE: The State's registration page shows sold out for this event. Your RSVP here on NHM is not valid unless you are also registered on the State site.
State Natural Areas has three other Taylor hike opportunities (as well as many more) here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/natural-areas/documents/events/na_natural_areas_week_events_2019.pdf
They have numerous other guided excursions for various interests, fitness levels, and locations throughout Tennessee.
As a finale to our State Natural Areas Spring Celebration, we’ve added another opportunity for a guided tour of Taylor Hollow. As the first property acquired by the Tennessee Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Taylor Hollow State Natural Area protects a high-quality cove where visitors can experience how Middle Tennessee’s pre-settlement spring flora may have appeared. Attendees of this excursion will review the names of different wildflowers, observe the state-endangered blue-eyed Mary, learn how to distinguish between different species, and discuss the environmental variables that influence forest species composition.
The hike consists of about two miles at a slow to moderate pace and those accustomed to hiking should have little difficulty. The hike will last from two to three hours with stops to enjoy, photograph, and learn about wildflowers. The route crosses one shallow stream, so wear suitable footwear. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and snacks. Trained in botany, trip leader Roger McCoy has conducted rare species inventories and ecological community sampling throughout Tennessee.
Meet at Taylor Hollow State Natural Area. Park at 671 Phillips Hollow Road, Westmoreland, TN. (36°30'59.0"N 86°14'14.3"W). If possible, I encourage carpooling as we park in front of the house along a roadway.
• Important to know
No pets. We have a rigid 18 hiker limit, so please no guests unless we have spots open the day before.